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Alux Nahual


Crossover Prog

3.77 | 7 ratings

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4 stars Well, This is and outstanding album, but with a little shadows on it... very 80's proggy... and it's great...

The first two tracks are the singles, very conventional and became classics from the band, but this version are way more complex and symphonic than the "new" versions later more popular... Both are beautiful and interesting, with well thought lyrics. Good songs.

Then comes "Juego Nuclear", guess the song sound kind of funny, but still the song works great. Have a great solo from the guitar and Cello and Violin unisons... interesting but the voice of Conde really doesn't fit... so, it's ok... and the subject is the conflict of the Cold War... I don't see nothing wrong with it... It's history now...

The "Lejos de la Ciudad" song it's a great song... outstanding and very prog... with a lot of interesting phrases and very long. The mood on this song always reminds me my trips around the little towns of the country (Guatemala), so, It really makes my feel "Away from the City", that's the meaning of this instrumental track... great journey....

The next two songs, I've always listen to it together... "Mira el sol Brillar" and "Hermanos de Sentimiento" are great group achievements... Both complex and upbeat driven songs... with great arrangements from all the instruments... Raul is right, Shuster became less and less involved in the process through the albums, wich is sad... but the songs are great... not silly... just about having fun while playing good stuff... very proggy still...

The next song, "Al diablo el diablo" is a heavy song, with a great bass intro, suppose to be a little dark... it's about the devil offering success in change of the soul... I don't mind... really... neether you... jejeje... the next song is "El Mensaje", the message, in english, and is Conde speaking "in first place, we are not satanic... and second, if you keep playing the disc backward with your finger you will ruin it... see... you ruin it... you ruin it... you ruin it..." it's a joke about the hidden messages that can be listen in the vynil discs when you play it backwards... funny...

then, the song "El espíritu del Duende" is a very symphonic song, with touching lyrics about the childhood and the dreams. It's kind of a strange but beautiful song. One of my favorites.

The album suppose to end here... but remember it was a vynil album, so, they have about 4 minutes free on one side of the vynil... so they put again "Juego Nuclear" on it as a "Extra Track"... and when the silly guys of DIDECA made the CD version, they just copy it... the way it was... without removing the last track... something very silly honestly.... jejeje..

But well... this album is great about arrangments and performance... creative, fresh, fun and touching... so... why I give it just 4 stars... the sound... hell... some of the tracks sounds so rough... it's the drums... the tums sounds so up in the mix... and sometimes gets saturated... it's sad... because this album with a good recording and mix, must be one of the greatest albums in latin rock history... still rocks... This is one of their best afforts...

jampa17 | 4/5 |


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